The City Manager serves at the pleasure of City Council as the City’s Chief Administrative Officer. The City Manager is responsible for administering policies established by City Council and overseeing the City’s day-to-day activities to provide effective delivery of all municipal services and programs. The City Manager presents recommendations to City Council for policy adoption through ordinance and/or resolution; maintaining a well-trained and motivated workforce; developing and implementing a fiscally responsive annual budget; and delivering a sound public relations program that emphasizes a transparent government operation.
The City Clerk’s Office maintains, records and preserves all official documents and proceedings of the City Council and serves as the Records Management Liaison Officer to the state of Florida archives; maintaining, storing, and disposing of the City’s public records in accordance with Florida Statutes.
The City Clerk administers oaths; is the custodian of the City seal and authenticates by signature and records all official legislative actions of City Council, and countersigns all contracts made on behalf of the City. The City Clerk provides public notices, prepares and distributes City Council agendas and minutes, provides access to public records, and coordinates the codification and publication of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
The City Clerk’s Office qualifies candidates and manages municipal elections, administers sales at Oakside Cemetery and coordinates rentals for the Alice Hall Community Center. The City Clerk’s Office provides support services to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and City staff. The City Clerk’s Office is dedicated to continuing the preservation of the City’s history.
The City Clerk is the custodian of public records, provides research of the official records for citizens and other departments upon request, in compliance with Florida Public Records Law, and allows for the inspection and examination by any person, at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions and under the supervision of the City Clerk’s Office (F.S. Chapter 119).
The City Attorney (independent contractor), provides legal counsel to the Mayor, City Council and staff of the City and attends City Council meetings and workshops. The City Attorney represents the City in litigation, collects delinquent taxes, forecloses liens upon real property, prosecutes code enforcement violations, and is the legal advisor to the police and fire departments. The City Attorney prepares/reviews all resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and legal agreements.
Public Information Office
The Public Information Office is accomplished under the general supervision of the City Manager in collaboration with all departments to promote a positive image of the city while providing educational information to the public and employees. The office develops, implements, and assesses strategic plans and objectives to reach optimum presence and results in the media and the community and provides consultation and support to executive staff on subjects of public information and community relations activities. The Public Information Officer(s), or PIO, serves as the spokesperson for the departments. The office is also responsible for disseminating information through multiple mediums to the public and media, outside agencies, and internally.